Tag Archive for meditation

Five Heavy-Handed Ways To Overcome Resistance To Meditation

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“Anyone who has ever practiced meditation with any regularity knows that the benefits are innumerable. Those who have practiced meditation with intensity during a silent retreat and then quickly lose impetus in everyday life, also know about the profound effects of going within.

Along with a sitting practice comes obstacles, both self-imposed and societal, that get in the way of consistency. For example, sometimes we despise meditation.

Oh No! I Overmeditated Before My Aggressive Board Meeting

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Damn it! I knew we were going to be going head-to-head over some pretty big issues, and I knew I’d have to fight like a pirate bastard for my agenda. But what did I do?! Like an idiot I went and reached a deep level of absorption in which I slipped outside of the realm of time and space.

I was almost late, which was an issue, but worse than that, I had become too detached from Samsara, this world of illusion. I just…I want so bad to have not relinquished temporal desire at that particular moment. That sucked.

Avoiding Spiritual Gigolos

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In the world of self-improvement and spiritual practice, there is lots of Light. And like they say, “Where there is light, there are flies.”

People in the new age community are especially susceptible to con artists due to the nature of their quests. Most spiritual aspirants are vulnerable because they are trying to have more trust in “The Universe”.